June is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of students, but it is also time to honor those who give of themselves day in and day out to help them achieve those successes.
The 2015 Retirement & Anniversary Awards celebration is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, June 5, in the PUB Main Dining Room. The annual event is an opportunity to acknowledge and honor co-workers for their commitment to students and the mission and vision of Shoreline Community College.
To recognize the contributions of all employees in a more inclusive way, some adjustments are being made to the categories of employees who are eligible for awards and the methods of calculating length of service.
“We really just wanted to acknowledge that every employee makes a contribution to this college and can have a positive impact on students,” President Cheryl Roberts said. To that end, part-time faculty and staff members as well as hourly employees will be recognized for their service. Also, length of service will now be calculated based on the number of years since employees first began working at the college, regardless of whether the person is working full- or part-time.
According to Director of Personnel Veronica Zura, the impact of the adjustments – beyond including and acknowledging the contribution of more people – will be minimal. The anniversary awards are provided in five-year increments and this year, will include a 45 year anniversary award for the first time ever.
This year, there will be an amazing 95 Anniversary Awards passed out at the luncheon, with recipients in all employee groups. The number of awards will include:
- 5 Years – 30
- 10 Years – 22
- 15 Years – 23
- 20 Years – 9
- 25 Years – 5
- 30 Years – 3
- 35 Years – 2
- 40 Years – 0
- 45 Years – 1
There are also 11 people who have or will retire this year.